Unsung Heroes – Microwave

While a nice sandwich can be enough to keep hunger at bay, it may not be enough to fuel a full day of work at the office.  While it is true that you could go out, buy something and bring it back – this can be very expensive.  This leads me to another unsung hero of the workplace – the microwave.  You will know the difference it makes if you have worked in an office that does not have a microwave and one that does.  Hiscox has a campaign all about unsung heroes, which is why I thought about this particular one.

A hot meal can really make a difference to how you feel, especially on a cold winter’s day.  I have lost count of the number of times that I’ve gone out to the office on a miserably, chilly day only to discover that I didn’t pack anything to cook in the microwave.  On these occasions, I tend to go to the nearest fast-food restaurant or convenience shop for something hot.  Which although eases my cold and rumbling tummy, does not do my wallet any good.

That is why I always try to make use of the microwave as much as I can; as do my colleagues.  Sometimes the smells can be a bit much, but I normally/or my wife makes something at home that I can simply pop into the microwave, and bingo in 5 to 10 minutes, I have a nice and warm meal that really hits the spot at lunchtime.

Without a microwave, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy my homemade spaghetti Bolognese or my wife’s tasty hotpot.  I, like most people in my office, never work well on an empty stomach so having access to a microwave can make all the difference between an office being really productive and really unproductive, and this is why it is definitely an unsung hero.

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